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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Calan Sr (Overview)

Calan SR is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Yes: Generic verapamil is much less expensive than brand name Calan sr. The active ingredient and the duration of action are the same. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Calan Sr (Overview)

Calan SR is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Yes: Generic verapamil is much less expensive than brand name Calan sr. The active ingredient and the duration of action are the same. ...Read more

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What is calan?

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What is calan?

Calcium channel blkr: Verapamil, a member of the calcium channel blocker family of drugs. Perhaps most commonly used for hypertension, but also for certain heart rhythm disturbances. Can be used for angina treatment and neurologists may use it for migraine prevention. Does have side effects so talk to prescribing doctor carefully. ...Read more

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Calan might be prescribed for?

Calan might be prescribed for?

High blood pressure: Perhaps most commonly used for hypertension, but also for certain heart rhythm disturbances. Can be used for angina treatment and neurologists may use it for migraine prevention. Does have side effects so talk to prescribing doctor carefully. ...Read more

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What might calan be prescribed for?

What might calan be prescribed for?

Calcium channel blkr: Verapamil, a member of the calcium channel blocker family of drugs. Perhaps most commonly used for hypertension, but also for certain heart rhythm disturbances. Can be used for angina treatment and neurologists may use it for migraine prevention. Does have side effects so talk to prescribing doctor carefully. ...Read more

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Using Xavor and Calan. BP is continuously high 180/90. She needs to travel back to Asia in two days. Is it safe ? She is diabetic.

Using Xavor and Calan. BP is continuously high 180/90. She needs to travel back to Asia in two days. Is it safe ? She is diabetic.

Not dangerous: Her BP is elevated but not dangerously so. She should contact her doc before leaving and ask about adding a mild diuretic like HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) which would work synergistically with Losartan (Xavor) (and is compatible with Calan). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Calan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Calan allergy?

Calan allergy: Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker & antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. See: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/calan-side-effects.html ...Read more

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How effective is verapamil (Calan) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is verapamil (Calan) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Verapamil: it helps control rate in afib but because it causes vasodilation must be used with care especially in the geriatric patients ...Read more

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What are histex sr caps?

What are histex sr caps?

Cold and allergy med: Histex sr is a combination sustained release formulation of brompheniramine (an antihistamine) and Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant). Used to treat allergy and cold and flu. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Antidepressant: Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. Also prevents depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (sad). This medicine is an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take elaxine sr with lamictal?

Is it safe to take elaxine sr with lamictal?

Yes: Elaxine sr is similar to velafaxine, used for mdd/o. U can't use it with maoi, I am not aware of any contraindications with lamictal.To be on the safe side ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

Depends.: That would depend on what the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is prescribed to treat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) sustained release would generally be used to treat depression, however it is also used for smoking cessation (zyban) and off label for adhd and substance use disorders. We also add it to other antidepressants to try and reverse sexual dysfunction. 100 mgs daily would be the lowest dose of that form of the medication. ...Read more

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Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Can you half  wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Well......: Officially you should not, however the mechanism with which wellbutrin (bupropion) sr provides sustained release would be maintained if it is halved without crushing. This is not the case with wellbutrin (bupropion) xl, it can not be divided. ...Read more

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Trilastin-sr really works on breasts stretching marks?

Trilastin-sr really works on breasts stretching marks?

Probably not: There are no scientific studies of any kind , only ads that show that it works! ...Read more

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What are wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and lithium used for?

What are wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and lithium used for?

Mood : Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, it has minimal to zero anti anxiety effect, it is also used in smoking cessation. Lithium is a mood stabilizer used in bipolar d/o as well as depression, it is also used as an "anti aggressive" behavior medication and in intermittent explosive disorder at times. ...Read more

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Could you split a wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill in half?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

Whats the difference between  bupropion sr and  bupropion xl?

A small Diff.: The xl form lasts longer than the sr. This means it is less likely to make you anxious but it may last long enough to keep you up. I prescribe the xl whenever possible. ...Read more

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I gave my son two tablets voltaren (diclofenac) sr 100mg , ?

I gave my son two tablets voltaren (diclofenac) sr  100mg , ?

Unable to answer as: There is no question to answer. Either there is some part of the statement is missing, or has been forgotten. If the son is an adult and has taken one tab daily, then no problems. If he's taken them together in one day, then there might be a problem. I would suggest you talk with your pcp to get help for your son. ...Read more

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How dangerous are 400mg of zydol sr tablets to a 14 year old?

How dangerous are 400mg of zydol sr tablets to a 14 year old?

Very: The active ingredient in Zydol is tramadol. The dosage generally recommended for teens is 100-200mg per day. In adults ,the max dose is 400mg. The extended release form is not recommended under the age of 18. This is a habit -forming drug and carries a risk of addiction. Cannot be used with any history of seizures ,liver disease, or depression . ...Read more

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Calan (Definition)

Calan is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more